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The Hortus store & cafe

Orangery to go

Unfortunately our Hortuscafe in the Orangery is closed for visitors for a while. To still give our loyal guests and community members their daily dose of Orangery, our chefs have come up with a plan:

Every week they prepare a delicious fresh takeaway menu for you, to enjoy the lunch and dinner dishes of the Oranjerie at home. The takeaway menu can be ordered and picked up at the Hortus during opening hours from Thursday to Sunday.

Click here for this week’s menu.

The Hortus Cafe

The Orangery is a centuries-old national monument. In fact, tropical plants were already cultivated in wooden greenhouses on this spot in 1715. The current Orangery building was built in 1875 as a lecture hall. The name Orangery refers to the early function as a storage place for citrus plants (in particular orange trees) during winter time. For many years now, the Orangery serves as Hortus café for our visitors to the garden. Surrounded by numerous rare and exotic plants, it is one of the most beautiful outdoor cafés in Amsterdam.

The Hortus café is temporarily closed.


Venue hire
The Orangery is also an attractive venue for exclusive parties, receptions, and dinners and it is possible to hold meetings or give presentations there. More information can be found on our venue page.

The Hortus store

The Hortus store is located in the former director’s home. The building, originally built in 17th century, but rebuilt in chalet style in 1862, has been used as an office, shop and gatehouse. In the Hortus store you can find plants (taken directly from the auction), and a carefully selected range of gardening tools, books, postcards, jewellery, and stationary. You can also find Hortus products, like, bags, Tshirts, notebooks, and postcards decorated with reproductions of the famous Moninckx atlas (late 17th and 18th centuries), but more exclusive are our co-productions with local artists and manufacturers, such as candy with Pappabubble, recycled bannerbags, or posters and Tshirts.

Friends of the Hortus receive a 10% discount on purchases in the store. Discount does not apply to books, art and discounted products. Your purchases in the Hortus store support in the maintenance of  the garden and greenhouses.

Questions? Let us know

You can reach us on our general number: +31 20 625 9021